Black Bean Brownies + Mixed Berries

 
Black Bean Brownies + Mixed Berries | Jennifer Diaz

Brownies are one of my favorite desserts. However, I only make them when we are having multiple people over, otherwise I could eat an entire pan within 24 hours! While I still enjoy fully indulging in my favorite treats, this Valentine's Day I want to put a healthy spin on one of my all time favorites.

Black Bean Brownies + Mixed Berries | Jennifer Diaz

This recipe was my first experience with black bean brownies and I was pleasantly surprised! Not only are they tasty, but they're also much lower in sugar than the typical store-bought brands. Black beans are packed with fiber, which helps our digestive system function properly and improve our colon health! They're also extremely high in folate, a major contributor to the health and regeneration of our cells!

Black Bean Brownies + Mixed Berries | Jennifer Diaz

This fruit concoction is incredibly easy to throw together and is so delicious that it could honestly stand alone. In fact, I've often served this as a dessert by itself and it's become a favorite among my girlfriends! Topping the brownies with mixed berries adds more fiber, antioxidants, and a plethora of vitamins and minerals to your dessert.

(Side note: even if you're eating regular brownies, add some berries on top! This way you're still able to enjoy a treat while also giving your body the nutrients it needs!) 

Black Bean Brownies + Mixed Berries | Jennifer Diaz
Black Bean Brownies + Mixed Berries | Jennifer Diaz

What is your favorite Valentine's treat?